Rangers-Apprentice

100 Diamonds in the Rough: Time

Thank you for the wonderful request @redrose-arrow. This was really fun to write. I’ve come to terms with with the fact that I’m only good at writing fluff.

Let me know what you thought of it

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098: Time

It was the sun that woke Alyss up. The early morning rays spilled through the windows and onto her face. When she opened her eyes, the brightness blinded her and she squinted, turning her away. That’s when she noticed the arm that was wrapped around her middle. She blinked and stared at it, confused, her mind muddled with sleep. She twisted her head to see who was behind her, and her face spread into a wide smile as she instantly remembered. She stared a his sleeping face for a few more moments, her smile getting wider every second, then turned back around, overwhelmed. She shut her eyes and bit her knuckle, willing all of her excited and giddy emotions to stay inside, so as not to wake him up.

Suddenly the arm around her squeezed gently, and she felt a thrill of excitement, swirling her head back to him. This time Will’s wide, brown, twinkling eyes were staring back at her, smiling.

“Good morning.”

She didn’t answer for a while, but simply stared at him, admiring all of his features. The sun from behind her highlighted his sleep tousled hair and gave his eyes a golden tinge. His mouth were pulled into a wide smile, deepening his dimples, and she noticed how soft and warm his lips looked. Looking lower, she caught a glimpse of his body underneath the covers. She knew his chest was bare, but couldn’t tell with is lower half…

Then when Will suddenly got shy of her admiring scrutiny and nuzzled his face against the the pillow, trying to hide himself from her, Alyss’s heart melted with love. He peeked up at her, his cheeks blushing, and she finally responded, turned her whole body around to press against his - and noticed that he was not dressed at all.

“It really is a good morning.” She sighed, entwining her legs with his. Her hand came up to push back a peice of hair that fell over his pretty eyes. “I’m sorry for waking you.”

Will shook his head, groaning as he stretched the sleep away from body by squeezing her into a tight hug, tucking his head under her chin. He nuzzled her, kissing her neck once. Then once more.

“This has to be the best way I’ve been woken up. Ever” He mumbled. “By my wife.”

He smiled at his words, and at the exact same time, so did Alyss.

He felt her plant a kiss on his temple, then his forehead, and he tilted his head up to catch her lips with his. He held them like that for a long time, and even when she pulled away, his lips lingered.

“We’re married.” whispered Alyss. Her stomach did a flip at the thought. Her whole life she never had anybody, and even though she always thought of Will as her family, it was now official. She was Alyss Mainwaring-Treaty. From now till forever.

“Do remember the wedding?” He asked her, a smile in his voice. Alyss shook her head, chuckling.

It was only yesterday. It started as simple and beautiful ceremony in the woods, but quickly became extremely hectic at the after party in Redmont Castle. There were so many well-wishers, so much food, too much drink, and so much dancing that the whole thing became a blur for the newlywed.

“Not at all.” She then gave him a coy smile, her cheeks turning pink. “But I remember last night.”

Will’s eyes widened and he nodded. “How could anyone forget?” The corner of his mouth lifted in a smirk.

He hand had been on her thigh, underneath the covers, and he then brought it up. He buried his face in her neck once more, kissing and sucking on the sensitive skin. She shivered, tightening her fingers around his hair, feeling his skull. The core of her body still ached from the night before.

She murmured, “Are you hungry?”

“Mmmmm” Will grunted affirmatively, his lips and tongue going underneath her chin, making her tilt her head up. He then kissed the base of her neck and her collar bones, going lower and lower. She laughed, giving him a weird sensation when her throat moved.

“I meant food, Will!” She pulled his head away gently. He pouted and came up reluctantly, but only to kiss her lips deeply. He held her tightly, and his bare, warm body, melted her to him. He pulled away once, to catch his breath and look at her, his eyes filled with ardor, but Alyss pulled him back impatiently.

It was Will, who, after several long minutes, finally came away fully, “Okay, okay, okay,” He leaned away from her, breathing hard, “I should probably make breakfast.”

Alyss nodded, rolling off the bed. “And I have to wash my face.” But before she could go far, she yelped as Will sprang forward and wrapped his arms around her middle, pulling her back.

“Wait, wait,” He grinned, kissing her cheek from behind. “Just a few more minutes in bed” Alyss rolled her eyes, protesting and trying to pull away from him. But his powerful arms held her tightly. She felt his lips next to her ear and heard his teasing voice. “Please, Alyss? Love? Pleeease…?

She leaned her head back, resting it on top of his. “Five minutes.” She tried making her voice stern, but was unsuccessful.

Five minutes?!” Will cried out. “Only five minutes??” He dug his fingers into her side playfully, tickling her. He received a small shriek of laughter- music to his ears - and then a slap on the arm and a scold. He laughed, and kissed the back of her neck several time, apologizing. Alyss leaned back and captured his lips once more.

And they kissed again, and again, and again. They stayed in bed all through the morning, and it was only until the sun was high in sky did they both stumble out of bed. The newlywed made breakfast together, ate together, then later washed up together, walked together, talked together, made love, and then did it all over again.

Five minutes was nothing for them anymore, because now they a lifetime.

I don’t really need “previously on *TV series name*” but I’d be super grateful for sth like that in fanfictions

Road Trip AU
  • Will: Backseat. Wouldn't shut up for the first half of the trip, and kept asking every five minutes when they were going to get there. Is the reason Halt eventually agreed to turn the radio on. Fell asleep halfway through the trip and hasn't moved. Is he even alive.
  • Halt: the driver. Refused to have the radio on at first, but eventually gave in in the hopes it would drown out Will. Insists he knows where he's going without instructions. Gave up on any hope of conversation 10 minutes in and now only speaks to tell the others to shut up.
  • Crowley: shotgun. Is singing along to the radio loudly and frequently changing stations to annoy Halt. Keeps wanting to pull over and look at random stuff like cows and trees. Has instructions written out and is trying to convince Halt to use them. Is in charge of snacks.
  • Gilan: backseat. Is pretending not to know how the radio works and keeps making song requests to annoy Halt and Crowley. Claims that he's dying because the backseat is too small for him and is trying convince Crowley to switch with him. Exaggerates every story he tells, and keeps shouting out random directions to confuse Halt.
  • BONUS:
  • Horace: the middle backseat. Has patiently listened to both Will and Gilan the entire trip. Stole and ate all the snacks in the first half hour of the trip. Asks to pull over and eat whenever they pass a restaurant. Should really be sitting in the front seat, he is too tall. Save him.
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My headcanons for Will and Alyss! post apprentice years bc they all look to old for that lol also I’m only up to book 8 so no spoilers pls!

but trans girl alyss I mean.. shes way tall and is described as having a deep voice for a girl.. I think its perfect….

Can we all take a moment to appreciate the fact that the first thing Will did once he was out on his own was adopt a dog.

Imagine how many times he tried to adopt pets while he was living with Halt.
He shows up after hunting down bandits and “please Halt she’s adorable we can even keep her in the barn because cats hunt mice right”
Or Will shows up after patrolling the fief and “I know rangers don’t have dogs but loOK AT THIS ADORABLE FACE HOW CAN YOU SAY NO”

And then Will shows up at the gathering grounds with Shadow and Halt’s just like “for fuCKS SAKE why am I not surprised”

  • Will: From now on, we'll be using codenames. You will address me as "Eagle One"
  • Will: Evanlyn. Code name: "Been There, Done That"
  • Will: Alyss is: "Currently Doing That"
  • Will: Jenny is: "It Happened Once In A Dream"
  • Will: Horace. Code name: "If I Had To Pick A Dude"
  • Will: Halt is..."Eagle Two"
  • Halt: Oh thank god
  • (bonus)
  • Will: (looks at Gilan) "I'd Be Lying If I Said I Hadn't Thought About It" is in position.

I want a fanfic where Gilan and Will pull some prank that’s pretty risky but they think they haven’t been caught and go home right.
Then the next day Halt has to go and talk to the Baron and the Baron’s all like “look at what your fucking apprentices did”
But Halt’s obviously like “my children are perfect little ANGELS they would NEVER do such a thing” but he gets home and is all like “you litTLE SHITS”

If RA Was a TV Show- Bloopers *PART 2*

Scene: Will singing at the Cracked Flagon [Book 5]

Will: *Strums cord dramatically and clears his thoat* Let it GOoooo LET it GOOOO! Can’t Hold it back anyyMORE! 

Scene: Will, Horace and Alyss say goodbye [Book 6]

Will: *Leans in to kiss Alyss* 

Alyss: *does a small burp*

Will:

Alyss: *covers her mouth, giggling* IM SO SORRY!

Will: That was so attractive, wtf

Scene: Gilan helps Will out [Book 7]

Gilan: Something on your mind Will?

Will: *Slaps Gilan really hard across the face*

Gilan: WHAT WAS THAT FOR?!

Will: Sorry, there was a mosquito on your face

Scene: Horace attempting to be enigmatic [Book 8]

Horace: *Walks purposefully* 

Horace: *trips over his own feet*

Scene: Morgarath inspecting his army [Book 1]

Morgarath: This calls for an evil laugh! MWAHAHAAAAACK *Coughs loudly* *Chokes* AAHAGGG *Breathes raggedly* HAHAHAAAA *coughs some more*

Morgarath: *takes a deep breath and nods to himself* …that was good.

Scene: Horace asks about One Raven Pass [Book 9]

Horace: Still though…One raven can’t have great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren by itself can it? 

Halt: Its a legend Horace

Horace: STILL THOUGH! 

Halt: *looks at camera like The Office*

Scene: Salt Peter [Book 1]

Salt Peter: Says something stupid

Halt: *looks at camera like The Office*

Scene: Horace, Halt and Will sitting around a fire [Any Book]

Horace, Halt and Will: *Sipping coffee really loud and drawn*